“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:11 NIV
No doubt, you've given thought to your purpose at some point in your life. Why are we here? It is perhaps the mother of all philosophical questions. Through God's gift of reproduction, our parents brought us into this world; now what?
We may spend most of our life on the journey of searching for the answer to that question. The Bible serves as our atlas on this journey. First, it tells us we are created to worship, to proclaim His glory, honor, and power. In addition, we are charged with being responsible stewards. We are to rule with justice and mercy and walk humbly. We are to use all the earth's resources with respect and responsibly. Finally, we are to obey God’s commands–loving Him and our neighbors.
But what is God's unique purpose for each of us? That is a pilgrimage that takes us on different journeys to different places at other times–it is a process of maturity and growth. As we search for the answer, we pray for God's guidance in the details. We listen for the urgings of the Holy Spirit and always look to the Bible as our litmus test.
Loving Father, we thank you for creating us. We acknowledge our existence is by your will. We accept you as our Lord and offer you our eternal praise. Help us to be responsible stewards of all that we have been given. Lead us to your purpose for us, and open our hearts to obedience. We ask this in your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.